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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 1976

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,926
Across
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Deface : MAR
4
Might : POWER
9
Talk, in San Juan : HABLA
14
Historical time : ERA
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Heath plant : ERICA
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Fillets, in architecture : ORLES
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All-weather garment : RAINORSHINECOAT
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Napery : LINEN
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Sharpened : HONED
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Where Wheeling is: Abbr. : WVA
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Put a cover around : ENCASE
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Ending for mental : IST
26
Wharf : PIER
27
Sun ___-sen : YAT
28
Actor of note : LUNT
30
Coal unit : TON
31
Insecticide : DDT
32
African river : CONGO
33
Ending for neur : ALGIA
36
Part of a city : EASTEND
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Fix, as makeup : RETOUCH
40
All wool and ___ wide : AYARD
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TV awards : EMMYS
43
Coal size : PEA
44
Once named : NEE
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American Beauty : ROSE
46
Pouch : SAC
47
Bounders : CADS
49
Service initials : USN
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"___ Wine and Roses" : DAYSOF
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Ancient : OLD
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Moving : ASTIR
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Heading ___ storm : INTOA
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Vacillates : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
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Thesaurus man : ROGET
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Scoundrel : ROGUE
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Arikara : REE
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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The Norths, with 65 Across : MRAND
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See 64 Across : MRS
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Miss Oberon : MERLE
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What to save for : ARAINYDAY
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Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
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Laborers : PEONS
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Hockey star : ORR
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Use a certain well : WISH
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Repeating : ECHOING
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Downpours : RAINSTORMS
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Did garden work : HOED
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Type of light : ARC
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Raging : BLOWINGUPASTORM
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Depart : LEAVE
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"When you wish upon ___" : ASTAR
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Tidy : NEAT
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Profit : NET
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College in N.C. : ELON
26
Water or Marco : POLO
29
Being attacked : UNDERSTORM
30
Works on lace : TATS
31
Goddess, in old Rome : DEA
32
Give in : CEDE
34
Picnicker's container : ICECOOLER
35
Sound of surprise : AHA
37
Very, in Paris : TRES
39
Watched : EYED
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Keep a record : MONITOR
46
In ___ (coinciding) : SYNC
47
Snake : COBRA
48
Proportion : ALLOT
49
Seat people, for short : USH
51
Gave assistance : AIDED
52
Loses color : FADES
54
Movie dog : ASTA
55
Hindu melody : RAGA
58
Tiny : WEE
59
Sister : NUN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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